Weber’s Bakery is one of the oldest family-owned retail bakeries in Chicago. The founder, Erich H. Weber, came to Chicago as an immigrant from Germany in 1924. In 1930 the original bakery was opened at 45th and Kedzie, in the heart of Chicago’s Southwest Side. In 1937 it was moved to a larger building at 63rd Street and St. Louis Avenue. Erich H. Weber was a founding member of The Baker’s Dozen –a group of non-competitive retail bakers from the Midwest who met to share ideas, formulas, issues and concerns pertinent to their business of retail baking. The group continues to this day. Erich R. WeberSon Erich R. Weber, began working in the bakery as a child. After high school he attended Florida State University where he studied Baking Science. In 1957 Erich R. Weber became a partner in the bakery. In 1979 he fulfilled his dream to build a new bakery at the present location – 7055 W. Archer Avenue. Son Michael L. Weber grew up in the family business and upon graduation from Michigan State University joined the business in 1982. Father and son enjoyed working together for 15 years. The business grew due to a commitment to provide the freshest, highest-quality baked goods, along with courteous and prompt service every day of the week, every week out of the year. When Erich R. Weber retired in 1997, Michael L. Weber took over the bakery. Michael L. WeberAs the 3rd-generation in a family-owned business, Michael L. Weber respects the values established by his father and grandfather. He is committed to his family’s bakery, to a Chicago tradition, to his baked products, and always to his customers. All breads, cakes and pastries are baked without preservatives and baked fresh daily 6 days/week. Forgoing opportunities for wholesale business or multiple locations, Michael L. Weber chooses to follow the high standards set by his father and grandfather – namely, the highest-quality retail baked goods, along with superb customer service. Rebecca Weber Daughter Rebecca R. Weber also grew up in the family business and worked at the bakery consistently throughout high school and college. She became an elementary school teacher, but she never could get the bakery out of her system. After four years of teaching, Rebecca changed careers and decided to join her parents at the bakery permanently. She attended and graduated from the French Pastry School in 2012. Rebecca is committed to keeping the bakery moving forward into the 21st century while maintaining its high standards for product quality and customer service that were established so many years ago.
Wedding Cakes :
Basic Information/Appointments Weber’s Bakery is now taking wedding cake appointments! We recommend calling and setting up your appointment 2-6 months in advance of your wedding date. When you call to set up your appointment, ask to speak with one of our managers and have the following information ready: Wedding Date Estimated number of servings needed Venue Location When you set up your appointment, you can also order wedding cake samples. Each wedding cake sample includes buttercream, one of our wedding cake fillings, and one of our wedding cake doughs. You can pick these up from our store and taste them with family and friends before your appointment. We do not do cake tastings in our store. When you come in for your appointment, please bring the following: Cash or credit cards for a deposit Printed pictures of cake designs that you like (you can always choose one of ours) Cake topper if you have one We take appointments from 4:30 AM-5 PM Tuesday-Saturday and from 5:30 AM-2 PM Sunday. Plan on spending 20-60 minutes placing your order. If you have any questions, please give us a call for more information! Delivery Weber’s Bakery delivers three, four, and five tier cakes to venues throughout Chicago and the surrounding area. Delivery is priced based on distance. Two tier cakes must be picked up and transported by the customer.
Decorated Cakes :
General Information Let us create the perfect cake for your special event! Our courteous and knowledgeable sales clerks will guide you through the ordering process and assist you in making your choices. 1) Size– How many people are you serving? Round Cakes 8” Serves 7 -10 9” Serves 10 – 14 10” Serves 16 -24 12” Serves 26 – 40 Sheet Cakes Half Sheet Serves 45-60 Full Sheet Serves 70-110 2) Cake Flavors– Our cake layers are rich, moist, and most of all, delicious! Yellow (Vanilla) Cake Chocolate Cake Banana Cake Red Velvet (10″ or 1/2 sheet only—cream cheese filling) 3) Toppings– This is truly the “icing on the cake!” Whipped Cream Chocolate Whipped Cream Buttercream Chocolate Buttercream Chocolate Fudge 4) Fillings– Our quality fillings and the amount we put in the cake distinguish our cakes from others. Fresh Strawberry Fresh Banana Fudge Cannoli Pineapple, Raspberry or Strawberry Preserve Home-Made Vanilla, Rum, or Lemon Custard Whipped Cream or Chocolate Whipped Cream; Buttercream or Chocolate Buttercream We also offer half and half fillings OR two layers of filling! 5) Decorations– Things to Consider… Color (spray, writing) Inscription Flowers (wafer, buttercream) or plastic party picks Extra decorations (edible images, figures) At Weber’s Bakery, we spray our whipped cream and buttercream cakes. We are known for our rainbow spray! We are also known for our edible wafer flowers!